St Patrick’s Day Recipe For Clover Cupcakes

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Here’s the fourth St Patrick’s Day recipe, courtesy of Disney FamilyFun magazine.

disney family fun clover cupcakes

Clover Cupcakes

It doesn’t take the luck of the Irish to make these St. Patty’s Day treats look so sweet — just a clever baking technique.

Ingredients

  • Cupcake batter
  • Cupcake tins and liners
  • Aluminum foil
  • White frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Toothpick
  • Green licorice (we used Twizzlers Rainbow Twists sold in a pack with other colors)

Instructions

Place paper liners in 32 standard muffin cups, then fill each halfway with the batter.

For each cupcake, roll three balls of foil (ours were 2/3 inch in diameter) and insert them evenly around the perimeter between the liner and the tin, as shown.

Bake the cupcakes for a few minutes less than the package suggests (because there’s less batter per cup than usual), or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the cupcakes to cool, then remove them from the tin.

Cover each with green frosting (our ratio was 1 teaspoon of green food coloring to one 16-ounce can of white frosting).

Use a toothpick to draw leaf veins, and insert a 2-inch-long piece of green licorice for a stem.

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pat.navymom March 11, 2010 - 8:41 pm

Looks great–too bad I don’t do icing.

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